Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Short films and videos · The way we are

What makes you happy? And what is happiness exactly?…

These are the questions I asked seven different people for a seven-minute video on the topic. I proposed the following: What are the things that make you the most happy? What is happiness to you? What is good mental health, and what does self-love and self-care look like? It was fun to interview different people… Continue reading What makes you happy? And what is happiness exactly?…

Books I've read · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Uncategorized

Grief is inevitable, but we have hope

Last week my country was rocked by the news that four people were killed on an amusement park ride on the Gold Coast. A week earlier we heard about a tragic situation whereby a Sydney man gassed his home, poisoning himself, his wife, his two children, and the family dog. Further afield, a pastor I have… Continue reading Grief is inevitable, but we have hope

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Cracked-open idols

My phone company recently offered to upgrade my plan, which involved sending me a new device. I now have a smartphone, which works beautifully. I’ve been spending a lot of time with it in fact, quite bedazzled by its features. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, I’ve been spending less time with God during the past week. I’ve felt… Continue reading Cracked-open idols

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Freedom – really?

Freedom. When this word comes to mind I think of running – almost flying – through wide, open spaces of green, skirts twirling,  laughing voices ringing through the crisp air. I think of Mel Gibson’s heroic scene in Braveheart, and what a riveting thing it is to see a man fight wildly, passionately… Freedom is always fought for. It can be a battle… Continue reading Freedom – really?